For those of you unfamiliar with the process: tea dyeing is an easy way to mute fabrics or give them an older, antiqued look. Tea stains the fibers and gives a semi-permanent dull brown "dirty" tone to the whole piece. It is used when you want to "antique" a craft textile such as a doll dress or small quilt.
This late 1980s jumper was part of the Sparta Mercantile Collection (made in Sparta, Ontario, Canada). A Canadian size 8 (or medium), this jumper is styled like an overall and consequently needs a blouse or turtleneck. Although the buttons at the shoulders are functional they are not necessary to don the garment; instead, It is the buttons around the waist which ensure the size. This light-weight, loose-fitting denim garment is made of cotton (75%) and polyester (25%) and drapes beautifully.
A Canadian/American size 8 equals a size 10 in the UK, Australia and New Zealand; a size 36/38 in most European countries; and a size 11 in Japan. Length of the dress, measured from the shoulder strap: 50".